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First Impressions: Google Chrome Rocks. It’s Super Fast And Feature Rich

google-chrome-logo Google Chrome is out for downloads and having been a early adopter, its already installed on our PC. The first thing we noticed about Google Chrome is that it is very lightweight and lightning fast, much better than any other browser available today.

We tried out Gmail on this box and it was really really fast, so was Google Reader, Facebook, twitter and other websites we regularly visit. Here are our first impressions about Google chrome

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Google Chrome: Google’s own Web Browser

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Google announced the launch of Google Chrome which is a web browser that is supposed to add more value to and help drive innovation on the web. With Google Chrome web applications can be opened in chromeless windows, without menus and toolbars, much like in Mozilla Prism. The browser will also include Gears, a set of APIs already available for IE, Firefox and Safari.

Google has also included a comic book where they describe the workings of Google Chrome.

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Google Changes Home Page, Adds Privacy Link [Google’s Cryptic Messages]

Reading the blog post by Marissa Mayer, the VP of Search Products & User Experience left us a bit confused at start, it compelled us to read the entire article to understand what it meant.

The title of the post said What comes next in this series? 13, 33, 53, 61, 37, 28…which led us to believe it was some sort of cryptic message they wanted to send across, but nevertheless reading the entire article did away with most of the confusion. The article talks about how a user was sending Google numbers in his email messages, the numbers signified the number of words each Google home page change in the past, and how it increased from 13 words in 1999 to 61 in next few years.

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Google Talk and Yahoo Messenger Interoperability: Is Yahoo Adding Salt to the Microsoft Wounds?

In the press release that solemnized the deal between Google and Yahoo to display Google ads in Yahoo search results, there was also another announcement that Yahoo Messenger and Google Talk would have interoperability. In plain words it works out to you being able to message your friends from Google Talk through Yahoo Messenger and vice versa.

Both Yahoo and Google Talk are not new to having interoperability with different messenger clients.

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RIP: No Google Browser Sync For Firefox 3

We were quite excited moving to Firefox 3, but with the move many of the extensions stopped working all together. One of the extensions that stopped working for us was Greasemonkey, for which luckily we found a alternative some time back.

Few other extensions like Google Toolbar and Google Browser Sync which we used to sync up our bookmarks, tabs and history across computers had also stopped working. We expected Google to release a update soon but learnt today that the Google Browser Sync extension will no longer be supported for Firefox 3.

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Gmail Gets New Experimental “20% Time” Features Today

It is a well known fact that Google is a employer that allows their employees to spend 20% of their time doing personal projects. The fruits of many such employees will be soon be made available to Gmail users with 13 new experimental features being added to it.

Gmail users should soon start seeing a additional Labs tab in their settings page which will list out the new features you can try out.

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Google Fails to Renew GrandCentral.com

The one who tells us to keep our domains registered for more than a year apparently forgot to do it themselves.

Miserably Google guys forgot to update their own acquisition GrandCentral.com, check out the screenshot below, and to top it they apparently forgot their own teachings to not update a domain for only one year.

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Pic Credit: [TechCrunch]

The domain actually expired yesterday and is down for most of the US users was renewed as I wrote this post.

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Google Turns Off the Light

Well literally speaking they turned off the lights on their homepage in US, UK and Canada. If you are one them who are not seeing this home page then check out the screen shot below which I took at 4:31PM EST (Eastern Standard Time in US).

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Well it’s a bit tougher to search now as its quite dark now.

Inspiration for this post even though I saw this earlier came from Google,Google Dark Homepage,Google Earth Hour